Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

22 Oct 2014   #1
Harlem

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 
Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

Hi guys, was having a discussion today at work about how I would much rather have a PC tower than a laptop, and it got me thinking, is there a way send a wireless video signal from a PC Tower to a PC Monitor?

Cheers


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Oct 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You can send HDMI over wireless. Some reviews of wireless HDMI transmitters here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2014   #3
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

As note, you can do this, but not sure you ever should, except maybe for an information terminal where any delay between input (you clicking on a program's icon, for example) and display (you seeing the program open). Simple streaming of video from a BluRay should be fine (if all other factors are good).

A better option, IMO, is to have the computer near the monitor to allow for a cable hookup, then use wireless keyboard and mouse for user input.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Oct 2014   #4
boidsonly

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I agree with the post above.

I have my laptop connected to my AVR via HDMI, AVR connected to my TV and use a wireless keyboard/mouse. It allows me to relax on the couch and use my large TV as a PC monitor. You should not need a Desktop unless your laptop does not have an HDMI connection, or you are looking to upgrade your PC experience.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I would hate to sit on the sofa to do my computing, I have a desk for that. I would like to send my HDMI signal wirelessly to my TV for gaming though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2014   #6
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
I would hate to sit on the sofa to do my computing, I have a desk for that.
The best solution is to have a desk computer for regular computing tasks, and a HTPC (home theater PC) for a PC connected to a big screen TV.
Quote:
I would like to send my HDMI signal wirelessly to my TV for gaming though.
From what? Do you have your computer sitting next to you on your sofa? Or is it near the TV/monitor? And then where is your mouse and keyboard connected? Via wires to the computer sitting on your sofa?

Plus, understand HDMI cables carry VERY COMPLEX and MASSIVE amounts of data at very high speeds (read: HUGE amounts of bandwidth). This includes high definition video in high resolutions with rapid refresh rates, plus 6 discrete channels of high fidelity audio, plus HDMI control data on top of that. The sophistication and complexity of both the transmitter and receiver radio circuitry is immense.

Not so with a wireless keyboard and mouse that need only deal with tiny amounts of slow speed data. So using a wireless keyboard and mouse while sitting across the room is the best solution, by far.

If you were a road warrior and needed this type connection to a projector or large monitor during a presentations, then something like this would make sense. But in your own home, in a fixed (not mobile) environment, a wireless keyboard and mouse make better sense.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2014   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
Quote:
I would hate to sit on the sofa to do my computing, I have a desk for that.
The best solution is to have a desk computer for regular computing tasks, and a HTPC (home theater PC) for a PC connected to a big screen TV.
I stream wireless to my Smart TV for movies, songs, photos etc. That's not a problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
Quote:
I would like to send my HDMI signal wirelessly to my TV for gaming though.
From what? Do you have your computer sitting next to you on your sofa? Or is it near the TV/monitor? And then where is your mouse and keyboard connected? Via wires to the computer sitting on your sofa?
You've lost me. My PC, monitor, keyboard and mouse is set up on my computer desk. I do all of my computing and gaming at my computer desk. But for games that I can use my Xbox wireless controller on I'd like to use Steam's Big Picture with the output on my TV instead of my monitor but I don't want a 15m HDMI cable running around the lounge.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2014   #8
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
I stream wireless to my Smart TV for movies, songs, photos etc. That's not a problem.
That's a horse of a different color as streaming is done through the network.

Quote:
You've lost me. My PC, monitor, keyboard and mouse is set up on my computer desk. I do all of my computing and gaming at my computer desk. But for games that I can use my Xbox wireless controller on I'd like to use Steam's Big Picture with the output on my TV instead of my monitor but I don't want a 15m HDMI cable running around the lounge.
Okay. Now I understand. And in that case, the adapter I linked to above might work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Connect 2 Routers together Wirelessly
Hi all My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables. Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket...
Network & Sharing
Win 7 won't connect wirelessly
Been tackling this problem for over a year now, with a few installs of Windows 7 that ended up making me go back to XP. Well now I have a dual boot with XP SP3 and Win 7 HP x64. The problem is that I can't connect to the internet while using a wireless adapter on Win 7, the wired connection works...
Network & Sharing
Cannot connect wirelessly to internet by USB adapter
Hi all, I got a problem with my newly installed win 7 64 bit. When I tried to connect it wirelessly to the internet (using the wireless USB adapter --> Zonet ZEW2546), it cannot detect any single network available, even though the router is just one floor below the PC. But, when I tried...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 can't connect wirelessly.
I've never posted at one of these places before, so please forgive any etiquette related mistakes I make. I should also say that I'm not that great with computers, so it's possible I might not immediately understand suggests. :p I'm not at home right now, so I can't remember a few details, but I'm...
Network & Sharing
Cannot connect to internet wirelessly w/ Windows7
I just purchased an Acer notebook with Windows 7. I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly, but can if use an ethernet cable. I spent hours on the phone with Comcast Cable, but they say it is not their problem, since I can connect via hard-wire. I put in my security wep code and it...
Network & Sharing
Cant connect wirelessly
Hi I have a laptop with an Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN Network adapter. As soon as i turn it on through a special key combination, it lists all the networks available. So i try to connect to my secured network, but i get an error saying that it wasnt able to connect. Trying different wireless...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App